TCL CSOT debuted its first automotive display at the Society for Information Display in Los Angeles, and it’s a monster. Yes, the Mercedes EQS and EQE both feature a 56-inch screen, but in reality, it is three separate displays sandwiched together under a single sheet of glass.
47.5” automotive curved display details
TCL’s alternative is a curved glass screen that measures 1.4 meters in width and 47.5 inches in height, allowing it to stretch from one side of the car to the other. With in-cell touch sensing and the ability to process multiple inputs, the entire display can be used by both the driver and the passenger at the same time.
The curved display has a radius of 4,200R, provides an unobstructed view of the instrument cluster, and gives the passenger full control of the audio system. The native 8K resolution of the mini-LED matrix with 3,000 local dimming zones makes it the highest-resolution screen in the automotive industry. The contrast ratio is 1,000,000:1.
TCL opted for a horizontal orientation and a non-spinning design over a vertical one. Although Mercedes’ attempt is impressive due to the size of its shared screen, TCL’s idea is far more elegant and easier to use because it takes advantage of the entire width of the dashboard.
The TCL product is remarkable because it provides a large screen in a single, easy-to-install assembly, drastically reducing costs for car manufacturers. The only thing that might be lacking is some sort of redundancy here. This is a common concern whenever car manufacturers replace the instrument cluster with digital displays. When driving, the last thing you want is your screen to go blank, as recently happened to VinFast in the United States prompting a recall of the company’s vehicles.
The company did not provide any additional details about its first automotive screen, and no car manufacturers have publicly committed to including it in their vehicles. The screens have become major selling points, so this will change rapidly. Many automakers are currently engaged in a size war to see who can install the largest screen in their vehicles. It would appear that TCL has the best possible response to those firms.